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Airmen pass muster for certified instructors

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Instructor Certification Program class 16-3 gathers here, March 4, 2016, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Instructor Certification Program class 16-3 gathers here, March 4, 2016, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- At least 23 Airmen graduated from the Instructor Certification Program here today, March 3, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center.

"Congratulations to all of our graduates, in what is a challenging course," said Dustin Russell, instructional systems specialist.

The program lasts two weeks, and it certifies Airmen to develop lesson plans, analyze student needs, and give lectures and demonstrations.

The TEC's Professional and Continuing Education managers assigned to the Media and Engagement Division hold the course on campus. They also take it on the road. It's in high demand, said Russell, and class seats fill quickly.

The TEC certifies at least 100 new satellite education facilitators and Air Force specialty career trainers every year.

The Air National Guard requires satellite Airman leadership school and satellite NCO academy facilitators to take ICP before teaching students at their bases.

Students receive four college credits for completing ICP.